Saturday 23 September 2017

OUR GALLANT HERO

The TV commercial for this week's Sunday Independent features The Chieftains and Sting singing Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero). In response to a number of requests, we give a translation of some of the verses below:

Mo Ghile Mear

My Gallant Darling

Curfá

Sé mo laoch mo Ghile Mear

'Sé mo Chaesar, Ghile Mear,

Suan ná séan ní bhfuaireas féin

Ó chuaigh i gcéin mo Ghile Mear.

Chorus:

He's my champion, my Gallant Darling,

He's my Caesar, a Gallant Darling,

I've found neither rest nor fortune,

Since my Gallant Darling went far away.

Ghile Mear 'sa seal faoi chumha,

'S Éire go léir faoi chlócaibh dubha;

Suan ná séan ní bhfuaireas féin

Ó cuaigh i gcéin mo Ghile Mear.

Gallant Darling for a while under sorrow,

And Ireland completely under black cloaks;

I have found neither rest nor fortune

Since my Gallant Darling went far away.

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